On February 22nd, 1954, a small group of experienced natural rubber traders led by Lee In Tong decided to form a company in Songkhla, Southern Thailand, to deal in the processing and packing of natural rubber for export.
They called it Teck Bee Hang (TBH). Even then they had ambitions of not only becoming Thailand’s biggest and best processor of natural rubber, but also the leading exporter of natural rubber of the highest quality.
TBH brought with them a whole new management philosophy and breed of entrepreneur. So it was not long before they became the leading natural rubber exporting company in Thailand, well-known and favoured by major rubber consumers the world over.
An organisation with a presence in all of Thailand’s major rubber-growing areas, TBH has a network of 12 branches, encompassing 15 factories, and a total workforce exceeding 4,000 employees.
In the technical field, 1973 saw TBH successfully pioneering the commercial production of Thai Technically Specified Rubber (TTR) on a large scale.
TTR was marketed by TBH with uniform quality and specifications under the registered trade-name TECRUM, becoming a best seller. (In 1996, TTR was renamed Standard Thai Rubber or STR to conform to international practice.)
In 1995 TBH was honoured with an award from the Thai Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives recognising them for beng the pioneering producer of Thai Technically Specified Rubber.
Over the years, together with other natural rubber exporters and the Thai Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, TBH has managed to contribute much to Thailand’s rubber industry, bringing great benefits to the country, making Thailand the largest producer of high quality natural rubber in the world today.